Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Grand Forks ND

GHB, a naturally occurring metabolite of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that mediates sleep cycles, cerebral metabolism, memory and emotional control. Synthetic GHB, originally used by body builders for its putative anabolic effects, has more recently been abused for its sedative, euphoriant and aphrodisiac effects and as a “rave” and “date rape” drug.

Agassiz Associates, PLLC
(701) 746-6336
1407 24th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Northeast Human Service Center
(701) 795-3000
151 South 4th Street
Grand Forks, ND
Hotline
(800) 845-3731
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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STEP Program
(701) 837-4989
107 Conklin Avenue
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Glenmore Recovery Center
(218) 773-4994
1424 Central Avenue NE
East Grand Forks, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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South Central Human Service Center
(701) 253-6300
520 3rd Street NW
Jamestown, ND
Hotline
(701) 253-6300
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Regional Evaluation and Counseling
(701) 746-4944
1407 24th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Drake Counseling
(701) 732-2300
1451 44th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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University of North Dakota
(701) 777-2127
200 McCannel Hall
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Douglas Place Inc
(218) 793-0420
1111 Gateway Drive
East Grand Forks, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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North Dakota State Hospital
(701) 253-3201
2605 Circle Drive
Jamestown, ND
Hotline
(701) 253-3650
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome

Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is the most dangerous and well-known drug to abuse, is unfamiliar to many psychiatric professionals. Recent cases of severe GHB withdrawal delirium have occurred in psychiatric settings, making it necessary for psychiatric professionals to be informed about the management of these patients.

GHB, a naturally occurring metabolite of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that mediates sleep cycles, cerebral metabolism, memory and emotional control. Synthetic GHB, originally used by body builders for its putative anabolic effects, has more recently been abused for its sedative, euphoriant and aphrodisiac effects and as a “rave” and “date rape” drug.

GHB was previously available in health food stores and gyms, and it was marketed for its purported muscle building and fat burning effects. In 1990, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the manufacture and distribution of GHB after receiving several reports of abuse leading to coma and seizures. Precursor compounds such as gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and 1, 4-butanediol (BD), which can be converted by the body or simple chemical processing into GHB, remained available over the Internet. GHB is easily manufactured by illicit laboratories or by “home brew” recipes that have been published in books and on the Internet. Despite the FDA’s attempts to control distribution of these compounds, they remain widely available to body build...

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